2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

On November 6, 2018, Floridians will march to the ballot box to cast their votes. In addition to electing the next crop of public officials, the ballot tasks Floridians with passing judgment on 13 proposed constitutional amendments. The 13 amendments found on the 2018 ballot represent the highest total [...]

By | 2018-09-18T13:32:35+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

Tax Day Survey Findings

METHODOLOGY A survey of 1,343 American adults was conducted April 3-8, 2018, via SurveyMonkey Audience, with respondents representative of American households in terms of political ideology, age, region, and income distribution. A data analysis of individual income tax codes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia [...]

By | 2018-05-22T13:35:16+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Tax Day Survey Findings

2018 Legislative Summary

(pdf download) Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session from JMI’s President and CEO “The 2018 Florida Legislative Session was an important session for Florida’s future. The policy team at The James Madison Institute worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond to inform state policymakers on efforts to advance limited government, [...]

Structural Reform for a More Prosperous Florida: Common Sense Solutions for Better Government

Introduction In June 1982, the valedictorian of Miami’s Palmetto High School gave what would be considered a relatively typical graduation speech. Much of it has been forgotten. However, in the concluding paragraphs, he made a bold claim – that he would change the world. Not that his class would, [...]

By | 2018-05-22T13:39:48+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Policy Brief, Publications|Comments Off on Structural Reform for a More Prosperous Florida: Common Sense Solutions for Better Government

Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth Into Innovative Workplace Reform

Read our latest Policy Brief:Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovative Workforce Reform Executive Summary Florida’s licensure regulations create barriers to accessing dental care. The state dental practice act and Florida Board of Dentistry (FBD) control every facet of the dental profession, rendering dental providers unable to adapt to [...]

By | 2018-05-23T00:32:37+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Policy Brief, Publications|Comments Off on Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth Into Innovative Workplace Reform

Free Expression and Intellectual Diversity

Middlebury College. University of California, Berkeley. Evergreen State. Claremont McKenna. Yale. The list of academic institutions rocked in recent months by (sometimes violent) speech-squelching protests is not pretty.  And combined with growing concerns about high student debt and sagging job prospects for many new graduates, these efforts to thwart [...]

By | 2018-05-23T00:34:10+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Policy Brief, Publications|0 Comments

Ridding Congress of Riders: The Case for a Single Subject Amendment

Ridding Congress of Riders: The Case for a Single Subject Amendment John Menton, Senior, Maclay School It is no secret that Americans are upset with their political system. Congress’ approval rate is dishearteningly low, and the bitter partisan divide that continues to fracture American society hampers any meaningful compromise or [...]

By | 2018-05-25T11:59:15+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|0 Comments

The History and Legacy of Eatonville, Florida’s Pioneering African-American Town

The History and Legacy of Eatonville, Florida’s Pioneering African-American Town  By James Padgett, a graduate student in the history department, concentration in agriculture, environment, and geography, The University of Central Florida, and, Scott Sholl, Editor of Florida Verve and Historian in Residence, The James Madison Institute Appearances can be deceiving. [...]

By | 2018-05-25T12:03:41+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|0 Comments